ASSUME in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ASSUME
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 v.  suppose to be the case, without proof
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She swallowed her anger with poor grace and tried to assume an expression of pleasant dignity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  Lily had no mind for the vagabond life of the poor relation, and to adapt herself to Mrs. Peniston she had, to some degree, to assume that lady's passive attitude.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
3  It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
4  "Well, I understand Lily is about to assume them in the shape of Mr. Rosedale," Mrs. Fisher said with a laugh.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
5  Selden had listened in silence, with the concentrated look which his thin dark face could assume when he wished to guard it against any involuntary change of expression.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
6  However charitable toward the Lower Classes she may have thought herself, Carol had been reared to assume that servants belong to a distinct and inferior species.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
7  Now you assume that a world which produces a Percy Bresnahan and a Velvet Motor Company must be civilized.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  But as you come nearer to this great head it begins to assume different aspects, according to your point of view.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
9  But leaving this hint to operate as it may with the phrenologists, I would merely assume the spinal theory for a moment, in reference to the Sperm Whale's hump.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
10  That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XIX
11  In that language he knew so well how to assume, he diverted his comrades from their instant purpose, and invited them to prolong the misery of their victims.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
12  It seemed as if, with the termination of the roar of artillery and the plunging of shot, nature had also seized the moment to assume her mildest and most captivating form.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 15
13  His lower jaw hung down as if lacking strength to assume its normal position.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
14  No, no Rosa," said Eva, with an air of command, which the child could assume at times; "you mustn't talk so, Rosa.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
15  With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III
Example Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
16  Mr Cross will assume the role of Chief Executive with a team of four directors.
17  You cannot assume that a speaker of English is ipso facto qualified to teach English.
18  Let's assume he knows, for the purposes of our argument.
19  We were wrong to assume that she'd agree.
20  We must assume him to be innocent until he is proved guilty.
21  It seems reasonable to assume they've been tested.
22  We assume that competent doctors emerge at the end of an obstacle course of traditional examinations based on facts.
23  Whoever they appoint will assume responsibility for all financial matters.
24  It is illogical to assume you can do the work of three people.
25  I think we can safely assume that she will pass the exam.
26  It is wrong to assume that technological advance brings a higher quality of life.
27  Let's assume for a moment that I am a litigant in your court.
28  The most frightening assumption in this world is that most people assume you are intelligent.
29  Friends will see you are putting on a brave face and might assume you've got over your grief.
30  Seeing as Mr Moreton is a doctor, I would assume he has a modicum of intelligence.